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Kefir & Your Skin Microbiome


If you’re on your gut health journey, you probably know by now that your gut is a microbiome; a tiny ecosystem full of living organisms that need to be protected and nourished.

But did you know that your skin is also a microbiome?

What is the skin microbiome?

The skin microbiome refers to the colony of its own microorganisms, including bacteria, fungi and viruses – and even tiny invisible mites! Most of these “good bugs” are harmless or beneficial. They occupy a wide range of skin niches and protect against invasion by more pathogenic or harmful organisms.

Your skin is your body’s largest organ, and functions as part of your immune system. The main job of your skin is to act as a physical barrier. It also works as an interface with the outside environment.

What is probiotic skincare, and how does it work?

Antibacterial soaps and chemical skincare can damage these delicate life forms which make up your skin microbiome (or skin flora), and blast a hole in the natural ecosystem. That empty space will quickly fill up with pathogenic opportunists, disturbing the fragile ecological balance of your skin microbiome. This may lead to skin issues including eczema, psoriasis, acne, dermatitis, rosacea, rashes and itchy or flaky skin. Probiotic skincare helps to feed and nourish the collection of life forms which make up your skin microbiome with good-grade natural goodness.

How to improve your skin microbiome

Using probiotic skincare can help improve your skin microbiome by restoring the good microbiotica which has been lost from using antibacterial and chemical skincare products.

In Chuckling Goat skincare, we put our own goats milk kefir into our skincare, along with oat oil, rice bran oil, and a selection of therapeutic essential oils, herbs, spices, roots and clays so all of our skincare products are natural.

Everything that’s in our skincare is there for a reason – and we never include any nasty chemicals, perfumes, dyes, parabens or pthalates. Drinking the kefir along with using the kefir skincare contributes to the maintenance of normal skin, as it contains significant levels of vitamin A, as well as trillions of live bacteria. Take care of your gut and skin microbiome inside and out.

Nourish your skin with the probiotic goodness of kefir skincare, and let your natural skin biome bloom!


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  2. National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine - "Antibacterial soap use impacts skin microbial communities in rural Madagascar". Written by Yu, James J et al. on August 20, 2018
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  3. Forbes - "Why Probiotic Skin Care Is Worth The Hype, According To Experts". Written by Noma Nazish on March 30, 2019
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